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knife

 
Noun knife has 3 senses
  1. knife - edge tool used as a cutting instrument; has a pointed blade with a sharp edge and a handle
    --1 is a kind of
    edge tool
    --1 has parts: blade; haft, helve; knife blade; point
    --1 has particulars:
     barong; bolo, bolo knife; Bowie knife; bread knife; butcher knife; carving knife; case knife, sheath knife; cleaver, meat cleaver, chopper; drawknife, drawshave; hunting knife; letter opener, paper knife, paperknife; linoleum knife, linoleum cutter; parang; parer, paring knife; pocketknife, pocket knife; pruning knife; slicer; surgical knife; table knife
    Derived form: verb knife1
  2. knife - a weapon with a handle and blade with a sharp point
    --2 is a kind of
    weapon, arm, weapon system
    --2 has parts: point, tip, peak
    --2 has particulars:
     bayonet; dagger, sticker; flick-knife; khukuri; machete, matchet, panga; shiv; trench knife; yataghan
    Derived form: verb knife1
  3. tongue, knife - any long thin projection that is transient; "tongues of flame licked at the walls"; "rifles exploded quick knives of fire into the dark"
    --3 is a kind of projection
Verb knife has 1 sense
  1. knife, stab - use a knife on; "The victim was knifed to death"
    --1 is one way to injure, wound
    Derived forms: noun knife2, noun knife1
    Sample sentence:
    They want to knife the prisoners
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